If your dog needs to eat, it might start scratching at its food dish. If a dog wants to be let outside, they often scratch at the door. If your dog wants attention, he’s going to look at you in a longing way. You might not know what your dog needs, keep reading and you might find out how to figure it out.
It’s very important to make sure that your home is safe for a dog. Make sure any area your dog will be in is safe. Make sure chemicals, medications and any garbage is out of reach of the dog. Some houseplants are toxic and need to be kept out of your dog’s reach.
It is fine to hug your dog, but avoid those wet kisses. It is unsanitary to be licked by a dog. Dogs go through garbage cans, toilet bowls, and love smelling and licking specific body parts of some other dogs. It saying that the dog’s mouth is much cleaner than a human’s is folklore. That tidbit of information is plain wrong.
It’s a great idea to keep a snap-shot of your dog handy (a digital pic on your phone is ideal) whenever you’re traveling with him. If he gets lost, you have a recent picture you can immediately access in order to print “lost” flyers.
If you keep some medication in your home, make sure your dog cannot access it. Just a few of your pills could literally kill your dog. When your dog happens to get at your meds, call the vet ASAP.
Talk to the veterinarian about the proper amount of food for your dog. Sometimes the guidelines on pet food labels aren’t correct, and following them could lead to obesity. Check with you vet to find out about the feeding guidelines for your particular dog.
Buy or build a dog house if he is going to be outside for long periods in the winter. If his feet get wet, being exposed to extreme weather can cause health issues and stress. Give your dog a shelter that is spacious and dry, and your dog will be protected from the hard winds and dampness.
Giving your dog a good brush every day will definitely do more than lower their amount of shedding. Brushing every day will also help give them a gorgeous, glossy coat. Brushing distributes the natural oils of the skin throughout the hair coat for added sheen and softness.
If you decide to adopt a dog from a shelter, you should schedule an appointment with a veterinarian right away. Shelter dogs have likely been exposed to all kinds of viruses, such as parvo and distemper, which are deadly. It is best to make sure your new puppy gets all the shots needed before you bring it home.
Many people say that it is quite easy to understand how a dog is feeling by the expressions on their face, which is true if you’ve been around them for a long time. You should be at a better understanding with your dog after you read this. You and your dog will benefit greatly from that fact.